The "Bloody Lane" Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history.
Victor Nizovtsev Victor Nizovtsev was born in Russia and studied at the Ilia Repin Collge for Art in Chisinau, Moldavia and the Vera Muhina University for Industrial Arts in St. Petersburg. He now lives in the U.S. in Maryland. His paintings have some of the narrative character of Golden Age children’s book illustration, and draw on influences from Art Nouveau,
Botanic Gardens: First Street, SW, between Maryland Ave. and C St. Washington, DC. The living plant museum located on the National Mall showcases an impressive state-of-the-art indoor garden with approximately 4,000 seasonal, tropical and subtropical plants. The U.S. Botanic Garden is administered by the Architect of the Capitol and offers special exhibits and educational programs throughout the year.
The seat of the U.S. Federal government, Washington D.C. sits on the Potomac River, sandwiched between Maryland and Virginia states. Sites like the U.S. Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument put the city among the top-visited places in the United States.
Capital State House - Annapolis, Maryland - built 1772-1779 - Georgian architecture - topped by the largest wooden dome in the U.S. constructed without nails - From November 26, 1783 to August 13, 1784, Annapolis was the capital of the United States